Economic history is the most quantitative branch of history, reflecting the interests and profiting from the techniques and concepts of economics. This essay, first published in 1977, provides an extensive contribution to quantitative historiography by delivering a critical guide to the sources of the numerical data of the period 1700 to 1850. This title will be of interest to students of history, finance and economics.

chapter I|49 pages

The Statistics of Commerce

chapter II|7 pages


chapter III|52 pages

The Textile Industries

chapter IV|27 pages

The Mining Industries

chapter V|10 pages

The Iron Industry

chapter VI|32 pages

Banking and Finance

chapter VII|2 pages